May 1 – May 9, 2008 Edition

Liz Perl
to Join S&S
As Senior VP

NEW YORK, NY/4/28/08–Liz Perl, Vice President and Publisher of Trade Books at Rodale since 2005, will join Simon & Schuster May 19 as senior vice president of marketing for adult publishing. She will report to Michael Selleck, who was recently promoted to executive v-p of sales and marketing at S&S.

Rodale Books’ Senior VP and Publishing Director Karen Rinaldi circulated a memo this week to staff members.

“As Vice President and Publisher of Trade Books, she has overseen book editorial, operations, sales, marketing, and publicity. Under her tenure, she and her team published more than 20 New York Times bestsellers, including Vice President Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout and The Intellectual Devotional series.

“In collaboration with our editors-in-chief, she participated in expanding Rodale’s branded books program, which we plan to further leverage and develop going forward. Liz also helped forge a partnership with Pan MacMillan to build out Rodale’s international books program. We thank Liz for her terrific work over the past three years and for the talented and highly committed team she leaves behind,” Rinaldi concluded.

In her new job as senior vice president of marketing for Simon & Schuster, Ms. Perl will oversee advertising and promotion at S&S’s flagship imprint, as well as Atria, Free Press, Pocket Books, Scribner, and Touchstone-Fireside.